Divya Kumar - Higher education and Nonprofits reporter

Higher education and Nonprofits reporter

I cover nonprofits and higher education and want to hear the stories, big and small, that make up these worlds. I got my start in journalism at King High School's student newspaper and the University of South Florida's The Oracle. I joined the Times in 2016 after earning a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Is there something about a nonprofit, college, university or higher education related issue you think people should know about? I'd love to hear from you.

  1. Students walk the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida, which is set to receive about $58 million from the second stimulus package.
  2. Angela Davis addresses the University of South Florida community virtually Thursday evening as part of the University Lecture Series.
  3. Will Weatherford is former speaker of the Florida House and managing partner of Weatherford Capital.
  4. Less than two weeks after rolling out its vaccination program, USF Health announced Tuesday it would stop taking new appointments.
  5. Suzanne Ruley, center, cheerfully addressed the audience at this Ruth Eckerd Hall gala. “She was a singer, she was an actress, but her as a personality was a one-woman show in itself,” said a friend and colleague, Jared O’Roark.
  6. Many fans wear masks, some do not, as the Toronto Raptors host the Miami Heat in a preseason NBA basketball game at Amalie Arena on Dec. 18. In recent a poll of voting-age Americans by University of South Florida researchers, 66 percent said they would "somewhat" or "strongly" support a national mask mandate.
  7. In this photo from 2007, Dr. Paul Sanberg, left, then the director of the Center of Excellence for Aging & Brain Repair at USF, talks with then-Gov. Charlie Crist, right, and then-Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottcamp. Sanberg went on to lead USF's Research & Innovation enterprise, a post he will leave next week.
  8. Jan. 13• The Education Gradebook
    The University of South Florida's board of trustees approved a plan Tuesday to cut $36.7 million from its budget.
  9. Martin Tadlock, the regional chancellor of the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg since 2018, is stepping down from the post to take a position in the USF College of Education.
  10. USF President Steve Currall said Wednesday's attack in Washington, D.C., was an attempt to thwart the democratic process.
  11. Supporters of President Donald Trump participate in a rally Wednesday that preceded a siege on the United States Capitol.
  12. Durante el 2020 los consejeros espirituales encararon diversas situaciones. En general fue un calendario plagado de nuevos desafíos.
  13. Vaccines are now available for eligible faculty and staff at the University of South Florida.
  14. The University of South Florida College of Education will remain intact, school officials said Wednesday.
  15. The interior of a home in the 9000 block of Regatta Street in Spring Hill suffered extensive damage Thursday when the house caught fire, according to Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services.  No one was home at the time and no one was injured.
  16. Three hundred people, ages 65 and up, received the coronavirus vaccine Wednesday at the Manatee County Public Safety Center in Bradenton.
  17. Florida added more than 17,000 cases Thursday.
  18. Eugene Wilson went fishing Saturday and has not been seen since. His family is hoping for answers. (Photo courtesy of Krystal Wilson).
  19. Chaplain Phyllis Shaughnessy outside the chapel at Mease Dunedin Hospital. Reflecting on the trials of 2020, she said: “There are days I have to sit down with myself and say ‘OK, Phyllis. Who are you following? Where are you going? Why are you here?’”
  20. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital located at 501 Sixth Ave S in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg police say a man called in threats against this hospital and next-door Bayfront Health St. Petersburg hospital, but officers determined it was a hoax.
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  22. Jackson Willis, of St. Petersburg, seen here at his home on Dec. 21, was recently named a Rhodes Scholar.
  23. Eckerd College, which has a fence around its perimeter, is being sued for allegedly failing to maintain adequate security.